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Advancing the Implementation of Effective, Survivor-Driven Advocacy

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This is a report on a project whose goals were to implement a community-based advocacy approach (Community Advocacy Project) in a local agency in Champaign, Illinois, serving domestic violence victims (Courage Connection), to increase Courage Connection’s capacity to evaluate its efforts, and to create instruments to monitor and document the community-based advocacy approach.
This publication describes a project which seeks to 1) enhance the quality of advocacy for domestic violence survivors and their children provided by a domestic violence program, Courage Connection, 2) increase Courage Connection’s capacity to engage in ongoing evaluation of their service delivery efforts, and 3) generate research knowledge about the conditions in which effective survivor-centered advocacy services are implemented in a domestic violence program setting.
Date Created: September 26, 2019